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University of HK students and staff united in desire to remove city’s leader as chancellor

03-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Students and staff at Hong Kong’s oldest university started the new year with a joint appeal to the governing council to remove the chancellor’s powers to appoint [...]
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HK bus driver behind crash that injured 19 admits to dangerous driving, citing fatigue from caring for sick wife

03-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A Hong Kong bus driver behind a crash which left 19 injured admitted on Monday to dangerous driving and said he had dozed off behind the wheel because he was tired from [...]
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HK leads Asia markets down as 2019 starts on sour note

03-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Asian and European markets plunged Wednesday, starting the new year by extending a slide that made 2018 the worst in a decade, as fresh data reinforced worries about the [...]
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David Wilson was forced out as governor of HK by British prime minister John Major despite objections from Executive Council new declassified files reveal

03-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

David Wilson was forced to retire as Hong Kong governor in 1992 as Britain wanted a politician to run the colony instead of a career diplomat despite strong reservations from [...]
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HK democracy camp kicks off 2019 with protests

03-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s embattled democracy advocates kicked off 2019 with a large street rally on Tuesday, lamenting what they said had been a grim year for freedoms and steeling [...]
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Thousands march in HK against China ‘repression’ after grim 2018

Thousands march in HK against China ‘repression’ after grim 2018

03-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Thousands of demonstrators marched in Hong Kong on Tuesday to demand full democracy, fundamental rights, and even independence from China in the face of what many see as a [...]
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Cathay Pacific sells first and business class tickets to North America for economy prices in apparent error but will airline honour deal?

03-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Cathay Pacific Airways sold first and business class tickets for as cheaply as it would cost to fly in economy, in what appears to have been an error by the airline. The [...]
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Cathay Pacific customer who bought first class ticket at economy price during apparent glitch says booking cancelled

03-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

At least one Cathay Pacific Airways customer who bought a first class ticket at a huge discount had his booking cancelled by the airline, as others who took advantage of an [...]
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HK, Shenzhen multibillion-dollar land reclamation plans may be on collision course

03-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Industry experts and academics have warned attempting to undertake two major land reclamation’s in Hong Kong and Shenzhen at the same time could strain the resources of [...]
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Anti-triad police seize pistol, 700 rounds of ammunition and 18 imitation firearms during raid targeting HK gangs

03-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Police have seized a pistol, 700 rounds of ammunition, and a host of imitation firearms during raids targeting organised crime in Hong Kong. Seven people were also arrested [...]
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Real-life inspiration for ‘Kee Gor’ mascot on HK’s MTR, operations chief Francis Li, to retire

02-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Real-life inspiration for ‘Kee Gor’ mascot on Hong Kong’s MTR, operations chief Francis Li, to retire Most Hongkongers will not recognise Francis Li [...]
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HK brokers brace for hard times in 2019, urge regulators to speed up access to Greater Bay Area

02-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong brokers brace for hard times in 2019, urge regulators to speed up access to Greater Bay Area Hong Kong’s smaller brokerages have lobbied local regulators to [...]
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Don’t bring HK independence banners to New Year march, protesters told

Don’t bring HK independence banners to New Year march, protesters told

02-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

The organiser of Hong Kong’s annual New Year protest march says it has been ordered by officials to prevent demonstrators from displaying pro-independence banners [...]
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The mainland Chinese tourists visiting HK, Macau and Zhuhai for just 50 yuan each

02-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Qin Zhihong, 50, was on his tenth tour to Hong Kong in the past five years. The Henan province native paid just 50 yuan (US$7) for a five-day trip to the city, as well as [...]
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HK rounds out worst year since 2011 with gains

02-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The Hang Sengwhich is set to end the year down 14 percent, the worst since 2011shrugged off disappointing Chinese economic data to gain more than one percent in morning trade [...]
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